Joe Scotchie

Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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My Life As A Fan

Readers of this page know that the author enjoys writing about sports figures. Who can forget such all-around talents as Carl Yastrzemski, Roberto Clemente and Thurman Munson? That was a long time ago. There is...

The Dukes Fought The Law­—And They Won

Dukes of Hazzard celebrates 40 years “Just the good ol’ boys/Never meanin’ no harm/Beats all you never saw/Been in trouble with the law/Since the day they was born/Straightenin’ the curves/Flattenin’ the hills/Someday the mountain might get...

The Court: Ground Zero In The Culture Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNGs1fjQAZs Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, cowritten by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, might be retitled The Education of Conservatives. Supreme Court nomination fights have become ground...

And The Wall Came Tumbling Down

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” So said President Ronald Reagan in a 1987 speech at West Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. And on Nov. 8, 1989, after years of Soviet decline, that is indeed what happened....

The Angry Persuasion: Conservatism Today

For the conservative movement, the apocalypse came in 2016. Since the 1950s, conservatives have dealt with the administrations of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. But nothing was as...

The Return Of The Galloping Ghost

Who remembers Red Grange today? The former Chicago Bears running back was part of the Golden Age of Sports in the 1920s, a roster that included Babe Ruth, Bill Tilden and Jack Dempsey. Prior to...

King Carl: Ruler of Red Sox Nation

In the Mount Rushmore of sporting greats from Long Island, there is Jim Brown in professional football, Julius Erving in basketball, Al Oerter in track and Carl Yastrzemski on the diamond. Yaz played 23 seasons for...

Buried Alive: Horror Tales Throughout The Years

Halloween is coming and here is a list of authors and their stories which, throughout the decades, have sent readers flying under the covers in sheer fright. Edgar Allan Poe, the father of a modern-day short...

Off The Road: Kerouac’s Northport Life

People don’t associate Jack Kerouac with Long Island. The latter, in the postwar era, became the symbol of suburbia. Kerouac’s 1956 novel, On The Road, on the other hand, became the voice of postwar restlessness....

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Profiles In Education—Full Issue—January 17, 2018

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Fitness For A Foundation

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